Brainwash - "Cocktail Napkin Poetry"
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: BRAINWASH
All Songs Caught, Cleaned & Cooked by Brainwash for Sykadelik Entertainment
Produced, Mixed & Engineered by Brainwash
Recorded at The Mental Ward & The Black Box Studios - Stockton, CA
Graphic Design by Brainwash
1. The Watchtower
2. Us All
3. All Roads Lead 2 Vegas
4. In The Presence of My Enemies
6. Popsicle Stick Houses
8. The Bus Stop
9. The Numbers
10. The Pound
11. I Am John Cusack
12. Eye of the Storm
13. Neighborhood Watch
14. This Means War!
Notes About This Release:
This is not a rap album. This is a collection of spoken word poetry set to music, written, performed & produced entirely by Brainwash during a recording session in which the artist later admitted to being heavily under the influence of hallucinagenics, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstacy & alcohol. In fact, for the most part - Brainwash doesn't remember recording most of this record. In 1 funny story though, he recalls his long time music mentor & friend Black Rhino (Crazy-8) starting to engineer the session before stopping the recording process in it's tracks & asking Brainwash through the studio monitor headphones "what in the fuck is this?". Rhino then refused to continue engineering the session because none of it made any sense.
This is, by far, Brainwash's biggest career fail. He has said publically, years later, that he felt like everyone expected him to come out with more of the same type of material he had become known for and he didn't want to do that, so he went as far as he could on the complete opposite side of the musical spectrum just to piss people off. Definitely a disappointment, this CD should only be purchased by the biggest and most loyal Brainwash fans.
After hearing it again, many years later, Brainwash & Black Rhino would later say in interviews that some of the poems that are included on this record made no sense at all, at the time of recording, but proved to be eerily & strangely prophetic later - citing the one song "All Roads Lead 2 Vegas" as being a spooky prediction that came true about them both relocating to Las Vegas to find happiness (which, over 4 years later, did come true and was not anything that either of them ever considered or thought about until after it happened). It's also the place where Black Rhino was put to rest in 2012. Rhino In Peace.
Looking at the album today, it's got some very deep poetic content, but it's definitely not what most Brainwash fans are expecting when they play it. It was released after Brainwash's incarceration in 2000.
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